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Love Is a Battlefield

And this pack of Trojans is unlucky

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Troilus is nice young man who’s fallen for the town priestess, Cressida. Unfortunately, her father, Calkas, hates Troilus. And the town in question is Troy, which is in the tenth year of its infamous war with the Greeks. Oh, and Calkas just joined the other side. Thank Athene that Cressida’s uncle, Pandarus, is willing to act as go-between for the young lovers or else things could turn out badly – what’s that you say? There’s an Argossean prince named Diomede who also has the hots for Cressida? Oh, now it’s on! Which man do you think gets Calkas’ support? Find out when Opera Theatre of St. Louis closes out its season with William Walton’s Troilus and Cressida. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Wednesday (June 19 through 25), and at 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Sunday (June 25 and 27) at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves; 314-961-0644 or www.experienceopera.org), and tickets are $25 to $110.
Thu., June 19; Sat., June 21; Wed., June 25; Fri., June 27; Sun., June 29, 2008

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